June 22, 2017 — Chicago
Jennifer Coyne Joins Transdev North America as EVP and General Counsel
Transdev is pleased to announce that Jennifer Coyne has been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective July 1, replacing Alan B. Moldawer, who will be retiring after 13 years serving as Transdev’s first General Counsel.
Coyne brings an impressive legal background to Transdev. For nearly two decades she held progressive roles at United Airlines, providing legal support and analysis in its litigation, international, alliances, regulatory, environmental, health and safety areas for 65 countries in which United operates. Coyne also served as the lead labor and employment and benefits attorney for the 2010 United Airlines and Continental Airlines merger and the subsequent integration work. Prior to this, she worked as Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of Chicago and has also worked in private practice.
“I am pleased that, with the many capable applicants we had to fill the role of General Counsel for Transdev North America, we were able to persuade Jennifer to join us,” said Yann Leriche, Global Chief Performance Officer who will start as Transdev North America CEO starting in July. “As all of us are who were involved in the selection process, I am very much looking forward to working closely with Jennifer in the coming months and years to meet the challenges facing Transdev and our industry as a whole.”
Coyne will also assume the General Counsel’s role of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and serve on the North American Executive Committee. Moldawer will continue on in a part-time role as a Special Counsel to Transdev.
“I was honored to be part of the selection process,” Moldawer said. “I am very pleased to be passing on these critical responsibilities to someone with such experience and talent. Our entire legal team is pleased as well.”
A long-time Chicago native, Coyne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Iowa before earning her law degree from the University of Chicago. She currently is a board member with the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.